7 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

7 days in Jammu and Kashmir Itinerary

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Kashmiri Venice

The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jama Masjid Mosque and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Badamwari Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Botanical Gardens, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Khir Bhawani Temple.

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Ahmedabad to Srinagar is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Ahmedabad in May; daily highs in Srinagar reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Gulmarg.

Things to do in Srinagar

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife
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A popular skiing destination and a hill station in Jammu and Kashmir, Gulmarg features one of the highest gondolas in the world, reaching 3,979 m (13,054 ft) and offering fantastic scenery.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): trek along Outer Circle Walk, play a few rounds at Gulmarg Golf Course, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

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You can drive from Srinagar to Gulmarg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Gulmarg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Gulmarg

Outdoors · Golf · Trails · Transportation
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Across the landscape of alpine peaks, conifer forests, and mountain lakes that surrounds Pahalgam lie a number of sites of spiritual importance, and a great biodiversity of wildlife.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Baisaran, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tulian Lake, and then tee off at Pahalgam Golf Course.

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Traveling by car from Gulmarg to Pahalgam takes 4 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Outdoors · Golf · Nature · Parks

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The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Likir Gompa and Hemis Monastery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Spituk Monastery and Monastery Circuit. There's lots more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Stakna Monastery, stop by De Pashmina Emporium, and delve into the distant past at Basgo gompa.

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Traveling by flight from Pahalgam to Leh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

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Jammu and Kashmir travel guide

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India's northernmost state, Jammu and Kashmir boasts many notable temples, yet the region's claim to fame remains its natural splendor. A tour of Jammu and Kashmir takes you across a mountainous landscape at the foothills of the Lesser Himalaya, with abundant skiing and hiking opportunities. Despite its natural appeal and a wealth of cultural attractions, this border area remains off most tourists' itineraries because of enduring tensions between India and Pakistan. The few foreign visitors who make it here usually head to Ladakh, a trekkers' paradise that's also considered one of northern India's safest places.